Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

5×5 With The Hook: Debi Drennan.

The next time you’re watching Murdoch Mysteries, Dragons’ Den or any number of television series as far back as the Seventies and you think, “Wow, Yannick Bisson looks yummy!”, you can thank today’s guest. (And yes, my wife and many … Continue reading

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An “Excitable” Murdoch Mysteries Review.

If you missed it (something I suggest you don’t admit to) this week’s Murdoch Mysteries‘ episode was entitled, Excitable Chap. Here’s the synopsis: Murdoch strives to apprehend a lecherous costumed criminal known as The Lurker, whose amorous encounters have escalated … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Patrick Gallagher.

When you’re a dad, there’s no greater feeling than getting your child to say, “That’s… so… COOL!” when you regale her with a tale of one of your achievements. My daughter loves me deeply (I suspect) but while she always … Continue reading

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A Weekend at Murdoch’s Extended.

I have to say, I was apprehensive when I heard this episode of Murdoch Mysteries was going to feature Roger Newsome’s return as a corpse William and Julia are tasked with hiding during a two-day gathering of 1904 Toronto’s most … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Robert Carli.

Robert Carli is arguably the most vital cast member of Murdoch Mysteries you’ve never heard of. Hardcore Murdochians know Carli as one of Canada’s most prolific film and television composers. Before a single actor appears, his work is the first … Continue reading

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The Hook On… Aging.

This is how I do a “Thought Of The Day” post, kids, so buckle up… Castro’s revolution is finally over. Leonard has sang Hallelujah for the last time. The United States of America clearly hates itself and so it has … Continue reading

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Why I Love Winter In Niagara Falls.

To be clear, while I am a proud Canadian, I am definitely not a fan of temperatures so frigid they reduce my testicles to raisins… but if I have to spend winter anywhere in my home and native land I’m … Continue reading

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